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World Venice canals almost run dry just two months after flooding

12:35  13 january  2020
12:35  13 january  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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Just weeks after serious flooding caused widespread damage, the famous canals of Venice have been left almost completely dry due to exceptionally low tides. Two months ago the high tide in Venice peaked at 187cm (6.14ft), leaving around 70% of the lagoon city centre under salt water.

Venice 's distinctive canals have almost completely dried up on Saturday due to low tides, leaving its famous gondolas stuck in mud. The city looked starkly different from two months ago when serious flooding caused extensive damage to the area. The tide in Venice reached its highest in over 50

Just weeks after serious flooding caused widespread damage, the famous canals of Venice have been left almost completely dry due to exceptionally low tides.

Two months ago the high tide in Venice peaked at 187cm (6.14ft), leaving around 70% of the lagoon city centre under salt water.

The flooding left the water level at its highest in more than 50 years and there was a race against time to prevent precious artworks being lost.

an old stone building: Last year salt waters flooded St Mark's Square in Venice© Reuters Last year salt waters flooded St Mark's Square in Venice

But at high tide on Saturday the city was a very different sight, with its famous gondolas and boats almost beached at the bottom of canals.

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Just weeks after serious flooding caused widespread damage, the famous canals of Venice have been left almost completely dry due to exceptionally Image: Last year salt waters flooded St Mark's Square in Venice . Image: Gondolas practically beached as Venice 's canals run dry . But at high tide

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Hotel bookings in the city reportedly dropped by 40% following November's flooding, the worst since 1966, which left visitors wading through water.

a narrow city street: Venice's famous canals are a major tourist attraction© Reuters Venice's famous canals are a major tourist attraction

The city, which is built on a collection of 118 small islands, is navigated by canals and more than 400 bridges.

It has a population of just over 260,000 people but millions of tourists visit every year.

a narrow city street with cars parked on the side of a building: Gondolas practically beached as Venice's canals run dry© Getty Gondolas practically beached as Venice's canals run dry The survival of Venice is a challenge which has provoked debate among the city's residents for many years.

During the floods, Sky's then-Europe correspondent Mark Stone said: "This is a story of chronic mismanagement and a crumbling city of failed engineering projects and huge environmental challenges.

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"It's more than that, though. Encapsulated on one lagoon city are so many of the challenges we are all facing."

Pictures: Venice under water

a man riding on the water: A man carries a child as he walks in the flooded St. Mark's Square during high tide in Venice, Italy, December 23, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

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